New Delhi: Indian wrestling great Yogeshwar Dutt on Saturday hit out at at the appointment of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016. Zee News, 2 months ago
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'It is important to keep new tricks in your bag to win at the biggest event of world sports.' IMAGE: Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates after winning the final against Tajikistan's Zalimkhan Yusupov. Photograph: PTI The feud between Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav has overshadowed the preparations and success of other wrestlers in the country. London Olympics bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt is considered India's best medal hope at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After Sushil's exclusion with Narsingh ...Rediff.com, 20 hours ago
IMAGE: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will be India’s top medal hope at Rio Olympics. Photograph: PTI. Many top athletes around the globe might be pulling out of the Rio Olympics due to Zika virus concern but chef de mission of the Indian Olympic contingent Rakesh Gupta said they are taking every possible step to address any possible risk. "We are concerned about Zika virus but we are taking every possible precaution for the Indian contingent that will travel to Rio. Whatever advisory we have ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
As preparations for the Olympics gather pace, India may be headed for yet another paltry medal haul, says Dhruv Munjal. IMAGE: Saina Nehwal, who won the Australian Open on Sunday, June 12, has been crippled by injuries. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Late last week in Jakarta, Saina Nehwal joyously thrilled and then imploded. Carolina Marin, the spunky 22 year old from Spain, is an onerous opponent: Gumption and physicality in plenty, and to go with it, rasping grunts that make you feel ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Narsingh is a very senior wrestler and has done a fabulous job by sealing the Olympics berth.''But he needs to understand that the berth belongs to the country and not any individual.' With the Sushil versus Narsingh debate heating up, Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com spoke with Sushil's coach, Satpal Singh, a gold medallist at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi, to clear the air. IMAGE: Sushil Kumar, left, wrestles with Kazakhstan's Leonid Spiridonov during the men's freestyle 66kg bout at the 15th ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'If the appointment of Salman Khan helps promote sports in our country, then what's the harm?' IMAGE: Bollywood star Salman Khan, centre, with boxer M C Mary Kom, right, and India hockey Captain Sardar Singh at the event where he was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics 2016. Photograph: PTI The Indian Olympic Association's decision to appoint Salman Khan India's Goodwill Ambassador for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been met with fierce criticism.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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